Meet the team bringing
big ideas to life

Working tirelessly to ensure the best possible results for you, this is the team of people who strive to help you bring your bid ideas life.

Meet the Team

Get to know your personal lending team

Nicki Olds
NATIONAL

Nicki Olds
Head of Personal Lending

Prior to joining Plenti in 2016, Nicki worked for a global SME fintech lender in the UK, inspiring her passion for the rapidly-growing alternative finance industry. Nicki’s career spans over 15 years, from large corporate organisations to fintech start-ups, with extensive experience in residential mortgages, commercial, asset finance and small business lending sectors. Nicki loves to spend her free time outdoors, with a particular affection for the beach, hiking and BBQs with friends.

Big dream she’s brought to life: Travelling for 15 months throughout Asia, Europe, North America and South America in between living and working internationally.

P: 0415 245 091
E: nicki.olds@plenti.com.au

Tom Cadden
National

Tom Cadden
National Sales Manager

Tom joined Plenti in late 2018 as a Business Development Manager before transitioning into his current role as National Sales Manager for Personal Lending. Before this, Tom earned considerable experience in the automotive leasing and consumer car finance industry in the UK. When he’s not teeing off at the golf range or putting in hard kilometres on the bicycle, Tom can be found obsessing over all things cars. 

Big dream he’s brought to life: Tom got a personal loan and used it to purchase used cars, which he then sold from his driveway in the UK. Once he’d sold 30 cars, he’d secured enough profit to pay off his personal loan – and buy his dream watch.

What Tom’s customers say: “Tom, you are always contactable and provide honest, clear and helpful advice. Your ability to workshop those out-of-the-box issues truly set you apart from your competition.”

P: 0487 992 467
E: tom.cadden@plenti.com.au

Jack O'Sullivan
NSW

Jack O'Sullivan
Business Development Manager

Jack joined the Plenti team in 2018 after spending time working in equipment leasing and learning the ropes in the commercial and consumer finance space. A UK native, Jack enjoys spending time at the beach or on the golf course, playing with his dog, competing in triathlons, and cooking. 

Big dream he’s brought to life: Travelling around Asia and Australia for a year before settling in Sydney. 

What Jack’s customers say: “Jack is my BDM – I really appreciate his accessibility, transparency and complete honesty with regards to committing to outcomes. He is fantastic and critical to my Plenti experience.”

P: 0420 631 617
E: jack.osullivan@plenti.com.au

Oyishi Haque
NSW

Oyishi Haque
Relationship Manager

Oyishi joined the team at Plenti in mid-2021, coming from a background in commercial finance within third-party networks. Specialising particularly within the networks of cash flow and assets, Oyishi has proven experience across the larger banking and fintech space.

Big dream she’s brought to life: Oyishi decided to pursue her passion by finally switching careers to enter the financial technology sector.

P: 02 8311 8355
E: oyishi.haque@plenti.com.au

Ben Mior
VIC & TAS

Ben Mior
Business Development Manager

Ben joined the team at Plenti in mid-2021 as a Business Development Manager for Victoria and Tasmania. Previously, Ben gained extensive experience in both sales and finance broker roles, as well as business management roles in the IT&S industry. Outside of work, Ben’s passion for sports extends from the gym to the golf range – with his perfect afternoon being spent at the beach surrounded by dogs.

Big dream he’s brought to life: Ben absolutely adores French bulldogs – so much so that when he moved into his new place, he had his own Frenchie before he even had a couch to sit on.

What Ben’s customers say: “You are a great asset to Plenti! They are very lucky to have you!”

P: 0499 006 450
E: ben.mior@plenti.com.au

Paris Lensky
VIC & TAS

Paris Lensky
Relationship Manager

Before joining Plenti as a Relationship Manager for Personal Lending, Paris worked in various senior account management positions within the consumer lending and gambling sector in Victoria. Besides kicking back on the sofa to watch the footy or his favourite films, Paris enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Big dream he’s brought to life: Paris went on exchange to a university in Finland before embarking on a dream six-month-long European trip.

What Paris’ customers say: “Paris is a really knowledgeable and hardworking Relationship Manager. He works really hard to understand the individual needs of the client and the best possible way forward. He's passionate about Plenti and has helped to improve our growth with Plenti to record levels!”

P: 02 8294 7087
E: paris.lensky@plenti.com.au

QLD & NT

Maddie Matthews
Business Development Manager

Joining the team in early 2021, Maddie’s background spans various business and business development management roles spread across the areas of asset finance, general insurance and consumer lending in the automotive industry. Maddie enjoys the peace and quiet of camping in the great outdoors, with a fishing rod in one hand and a Negroni cocktail in the other.

Big dream she’s brought to life: Maddie managed to purchase her dream property just a short stroll from the beach – her relaxing daily escape.

What Maddie’s customers say: “Maddie is a standout in her field. As a BDM she is accessible, knowledgeable, friendly and gets results. Her understanding of the product has helped our team more than triple the number of settled loans last month. Nothing is ever too much to ask and it’s reassuring when loading deals to Plenti to know that her assistance is readily available.”

P: 0433 627 380
E: maddie.matthews@plenti.com.au

QLD & NT

Jorden Bayley
Business Development Manager

With extensive experience in business management across a variety of automotive and finance lending roles, Jorden joined Plenti in early 2020 as a Business Development Manager. Jorden enjoys spending her free time working out at the gym, hiking, kicking back at the beach or just relaxing with some family time (including the dogs!).

Big dream she’s brought to life: Jorden packed up her bags and moved to Sweden for a few years, traveling between Sweden, Greece and Australia until she finished high school. Jorden followed this up by buying her first property at just the age of 21.

P: 0437 987 778
E: jorden.bayley@plenti.com.au

QLD & NT

Ellie Cassidy
Relationship Manager

Ellie joined the Personal Lending team at Plenti in early 2020 after learning the ropes in a variety of business management positions dealing with asset, dealer and consumer finance. When she’s not staying active by playing sports or going on walks, Ellie enjoys relaxing with some calming gardening or letting out her creative side with some arts and crafts – all with her dog Turbo by her side.

Big dream she’s brought to life: Ellie has been growing, nurturing and selling hundreds of bonsais together with her partner with the ambition of saving up enough from this side hobby to help them buy their dream home.

What Ellie's customers say: “Wow, what can I say about Ellie Cassidy? Absolute superstar! She is so helpful, kind, considerate and knowledgeable. She turns troubleshooting into trouble-friending! Always a pleasure to deal with and helps solve these issues with a smile on her face. I look forward to every interaction with Ellie as I know I will be helped out with zero negativity 😊”

P: 02 8294 9345
E: ellie.cassidy@plenti.com.au

WA & SA

George Saouma
Business Development Manager

George has been an essential member of the Plenti team since 2017, coming from a background in sales consultancy in the banking industry and management in the retail sector. An avid fan of both rugby union and cricket, George can also be found strolling in museums browsing art and reading into history.

Big dream he’s brought to life: George attended his brother's wedding in New Zealand which turned into a week-long sightseeing tour of the country with him.

P: 02 8294 5063
E: george.saouma@plenti.com.au

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Chris James
NSW

Chris James
Business Development Manager

Chris became a Plentineer in late 2019, coming from a diverse background in asset finance settlements, credit and sales and banking with a focus on mortgages. You can usually find Chris powerlifting at the gym, jamming out on his guitar or reading about the latest racecar money pits. 

Big dream he’s brought to life: Chris has brought to life a number of his big dreams. Since taking the leap to live interstate for a while, he has also bought, built, broke and rebuilt a number of track cars before finally settling down on his dream mode of transport: motorbikes.

P: 0400 485 014
E: chris.james@plenti.com.au

VIC

Russel Perdio
Business Development Manager

Joining the team as a Business Development Manager in early 2020, Russel has an extensive background in finance brokerage, automotive sales support and real estate. When he’s not reading the latest in property investment news or at the theatre catching the latest production, Russel likes to spend his down-time with his family. 

Big dream he’s brought to life: Russel has slowly built up his dream property portfolio that he has been fantasizing about ever since he was a young boy.

P: 0424 322 457
E: russel.perdio@plenti.com.au

VIC

Derek Portelli
Business Development Manager

Coming on board with a diverse background in fleet management and OEM fleet sales, Derek joined the team in late 2021 as a Business Development Manager for the Auto team. When he's not riding his motorcycle in his spare time, Derek can be found backing the Saints in the AFL and cooking up masterpieces in the kitchen. 

Big dream he’s brought to life: Derek is in the final stages of completing a dream coastal property down on the beautiful southern coast of Victoria.

P: 0400 659 493
E: derek.portelli@plenti.com.au

QLD

Simon Starling
Business Development Manager

Simon joined the Plenti team in early 2020 as a Business Development Manager, a role he has developed through years of experience in asset finance, banking, collections (commercial and other) and people leading. With a passion for all things tech and gaming related, Simon can regularly be found, tongs at the ready, cooking up a low and slow barbecue.

P: 0420 318 981
E: simon.starling@plenti.com.au 

QLD

Cameron Holden
Business Development Manager

Before joining Plenti as a Business Development Manager for Automotive Lending, Cameron learned the tools of the trade in a variety of roles ranging from credit analysing to sales and business development. When he’s not busy on the phone or tapping away at his keyboard, Cameron can be found getting down to the beach to unwind as often as he can.

Big dream he’s brought to life: Cameron made the move north to Queensland where he was able to purchase his first home.

What Cameron’s customers say: “I just wanted to reach out and personally thank you for your exceptional assistance last month. As we have become accustomed to, you went above and beyond to help us get the desired result, and your efforts don't go unnoticed within our team.”

P: 0433 858 255
E: cameron.holden@plenti.com.au

QLD

Anthony Ross
Relationship Manager

With extensive experience in collections, phone sales, door-to-door sales and verifications, Anthony joined Plenti in late 2020 as a Relationship Manager for Automotive Lending. When he’s not participating in (or hosting) film-related trivia, Anthony can be found writing and performing finance-themed parody songs. 

Big dream he’s brought to life: Anthony is in the early stages of writing and creating a feature film that he has been dreaming of for years.

What Anthony’s customers say: “Anthony is nothing short of exceptional when it comes to his knowledge base, his ability to adapt quickly and workshop deals and his willingness to assist in any way possible. My preferred lender is Plenti finance, and a large part of that reason is Anthony Ross.”

P: 0411 237 244
E: anthony.ross@plenti.com.au

WA, SA & TAS

Mike McCarthy
Relationship Manager

Mike joined Plenti in late 2020 coming from a background in commercial finance, relationship management and the consumer space – along with also being a snowboarder for the Australian representative team. Aside from enjoying his daily coffees and kicking back at the beach, Mike is carving up the snow on his board as often as he can. 

Big dream he’s brought to life: Mike travelled throughout Europe for over two years, travelling through 18 different countries across the continent – all self-funded.

What Mike’s customers say: “Awesome work and special thanks to Michael McCarthy, he went above and beyond last quarter on all these deals and is a great asset.”

P: 0414 410 903
E: michael.mccarthy@plenti.com.au

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